What we do:

The Intensive Personal Advisers (IPA) are here to offer you information, advice and support on a variety of issues that may be going on in your life. You will be offered a 30 minute session per week until the support is no longer required.  These 1:1 sessions may include:

  • an opportunity to talk about what is going on in your life in a non-judgemental environment
  • help for you to develop strategies and solutions
  • referrals to external agencies as required
  • to act as an advocate for you

Why might you need our support?

  • anger management
  • housing\benefit advice
  • homelessness
  • depression
  • mental health
  • problems at home\College
  • substance misuse
  • pregnancy\childcare
  • eating disorders
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts
  • relationship problems
  • LGBT issues
  • bereavement
  • difficulties with family members
  • anxiety

How to get support: 

To be referred to an IPA please speak to your tutor who will complete a Student Support Service referral on your behalf.

“My 3 years at College were an emotional rollercoaster, having the support of an IPA was a life-changer. I gained more confidence and was able to be more sociable with other people”— Beth, Hastings Campus

How to contact us:

Student Support Team
Sussex Coast College Hastings
Station Plaza
Station Approach
TN34 1BA

Telephone: 01424 458534

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